Genealogy in San Cosmo Albanese

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from San Cosmo Albanese, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Calabria and in Cosenza province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in San Cosmo Albanese registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in San Cosmo Albanese in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of San Cosmo Albanese to know more.

Before to start your genealogy research in San Cosmo Albanese, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in San Cosmo Albanese too.

Next picture shows the demographic trends in San Cosmo Albanese from the Italian Unification (1861) an important info to understand how many people lived there in the past.

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in San Cosmo Albanese. As more your surname is common in San Cosmo Albanese, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in San Cosmo Albanese archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Cosenza province are:
Aiello, Barone, Bruno, Caputo, Caruso, Chiappetta, De Luca, De Marco, De Rose, Esposito, Falcone, Ferraro, Filice, Fusaro, Gabriele, Gagliardi, Gallo, Garofalo, Gaudio, Gencarelli, Gentile, Giordano, Greco, Guido, Leone, Longo, Madeo, Marino, Martino, Mazzei, Morrone, Nicoletti, Nigro, Palermo, Perri, Perrone, Porco, Presta, Pugliese, Rizzo, Romano, Ruffolo, Russo, Salerno, Santoro, Spadafora, Sposato, Veltri.

Church archives in Cosenza province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit San Cosmo Albanese and Cosenza province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.
For our experience is better to start to search months before your arrival: in this way you will avoid to waste time in the offices and with italian bureaucracy and you will have more free time to visit the town and surroundings on your ancestors footsteps.

Another important source of information are the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in Catanzaro e Reggio Calabria.


In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in San Cosmo Albanese, or if you have questions regarding your family in San Cosmo Albanese, just leave a message below in the comment area

If your research is in a dead end and you need professional help from our local Italian genealogists write to sancosmoalbanese@italianside.com our expert in San Cosmo Albanese area will study your request and we will reply to you with a research plan and a quote.

5 Comments

  1. Jim says:

    Hi Kathlyn, my grandmother had a best friend in Jersey City named Katy Bua. Katy was married to Sam Bua.

    Is there any link possibly?

  2. Kathlyn says:

    I found my great grandfather’s World War 1 US draft card and it says he was born in S. Cosmo Albanese, Italy. his name was Charles Bua and was born on November 4, 1886. I was wondering if there are any records there of his family having lived there at that time. Thanks!

  3. Barbara says:

    my Grandfather Francesco DeMarco was born in San cosmo Albanese August 18th 1879
    HIS PARENTS WERE TEODORA SAPIA [ SOPIA] AND SALVATORE DEMARCO….I WOULD LIKE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT TEODORA AND SALVATORE….BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH..
    THANK YOU

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